Aubusson Blue Desk

I love it when a plan comes together, I could have been part of  the “A” Team :)

The little desk was sturdy, simple, in great shape and all wood.

I had ordered the Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint, and I waited and waited for the right project to present itself.

This desk was perfect (this may have been beginning of the stripe phase).  Even though I love stripes, polka dots, long walks on the beach, oops wrong blog.  Anyway after I painted the whole desk aubusson blue, I felt like it needed a little extra.  So I took a stencil that I already had and applied it, using Old White paint.  Still not right, I sanded it, repainted it and added the stripes.  I waxed the whole desk and then sanded a little for distressing.  I also used dark wax mixed with a little clear wax, waited for it to dry and buffed to a sweet shine :)

Aubusson Blue Chalk PaintAubusson Blue Chalk Paint

Great little desk, just a little blah, something you’d just walk past and not even look twice at.  

I painted it with two coats of Aubusson Blue~Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Don’t you love my paint can risers?

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

I kept the original hardware, just used a little silver rub & buff on it.  

I rubbed it off  the edges, to age it a little and sprayed it with a clear poly.

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

For the stripes I used Annie Sloan Old White and Old Ochre.  (this is after the no-go stencil)

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

I took the desk in to Two Women and a Warehouse one day and the next day the desk went to it’s forever home.

Since then I got a report from the new owner, a little boy, he loves his new desk!  The plan came together.

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

I’m always in search of animal art, in case you find some.  This is an awesome oil painting of someone’s precious pet, I’d love to know the story behind it. 

(You may have seen the desk already, I shared him a couple weeks ago over at Cassie’s.)

Speaking of Cassie, she has been nominated for Country Living’s Blue Ribbon blogger award, you can vote for her here… I did :)


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  1. 1
    gail says:

    Your aubusson blue desk is so cute Debbie! I have some of that blue and I love it! I got a desk today that needs some work. I’m thinking about cutting it down to kid size. 😉

    Love the stripe!

    gail recently posted..Home Depot {Celebration Of Service}

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    cassie says:

    i still love this desk, and the painting. :) i need a weiner dog painting in my life. i am a hound dog lover, after all..
    and THANK you a million times over for the shout out- you are the best!!!!
    cassie recently posted..A Book Page Bat Bunting and Halloween Mantle

  3. 3
    Ann says:

    The desk turned out really pretty. The little boy now has a very special desk.
    Ann recently posted..Sunflowers along the way

  4. 4
    Linda says:

    The desk was nice before the stripes and waxed finish but it looks great now! Okay if I “borrow” your idea for a secretary desk I want to refinish?

  5. 5
    Rebecca says:

    LOVE this. I need to get a little more creative! Thank you for the inspiration! Love, Me

  6. 6
    Bliss says:

    I really must try some stripes on something. Each time I see them I love how they look. And every time I see animal art I’ll think of you now.

    Bliss recently posted..Mosaics & Tombstones

  7. 7

    Yes, love this little desk. I clicked “like” somewhere at a link party.
    Love your style,
    Deb @Lake Girl Paints recently posted..Nickel Gray and White Dresser

  8. 8

    Lovin’ the desk! I really need to try this rub n buff stuff!!!! QUICK!!!
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    Suzan says:

    What an amazing transformation – this paint never disappoints!!!
    Beautiful makeover :)
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  10. 10

    yummy yummy stripes and a gorgeous blue!

    hope you’ll stop by soon.

    hello lovely
    michele@hellolovelyinc recently posted..a lovely stay {waldorf astoria chicago}

  11. 11

    You’re the Mrs. T of furniture – all that you need are 100 gold chains and you’re set.

    I pity the fool who doesn’t think this is fabulous!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..Exceptionally Eclectic – Farmhouse Guest Cottage

  12. 12
    Becca says:

    Love it, Debbie !! The stripes take it over the top, too. You’re so talented … what a lucky, little fella who now gets to enjoy it.

  13. 13

    If you ever set up shop in upstate NY I would be your best customer. I love everything you are doing.
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    kristin says:

    It is just gorgeous, that blue is so pretty!
    You are the winner for the e-course from Jennifer Rizo, I’ll be sending her your info. I haven’t annonced it on the blog yet but will be doing so shortly.

  15. 15

    Lovely job, Debbie!
    Susan @ Afford Your Passions recently posted..Pillow from man’s dress shirt – A Tutorial (& a winner!)

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    Jana says:

    Love how the little blue desk turned out, the white stripes really set it off. I bet the little fellow that has it now just loves it.
    Jana recently posted..Walk Across Texas 2012

  17. 17

    love it with the stripes! totally makes it.
    the cape on the corner recently posted..Happy Halloween and Annual Pumpkin Carve

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    Paula V says:

    Very creative! I wouldn’t have known what to add but you gave it the perfect touch with stripes!

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